This app is by far my favorite Photography app hands down. From the time I downloaded it to my iPhone to begin testing for this review I have taken 213 picture just to play with in this app. I really like what this app has to offer only two things that i wish where added, The ability to send the finished picture through email or upload to flickr or other photo sharing sites from within the app itself.
With that aside this app is wonderful to play with in it’s entirety. Once you have synced this app to your iPhone and click icon you will be giving an option to “take photo” or “Load image” in which you can load image from you camera roll, wallpapers or Photo library. Select you choose to get and image, after image loads it will fade to black & white automatically. You will notice option buttons at the top & bottom of your screen, from left to right across the top your first option will be the menu in here you can start new session, Save Session and Load Sessions. Your next option will give you basic instructions, than there is two buttons similar in shape & size first one will have colored circle and the second will be a red circle, these option allow you to choose between two view modes. The normal view (Left Button) which shows image in part black & white, Part color. The Second mode (Right Button) shows regions that are normally in color tinted in a red. this is done to make it easier see the boundaries between what you want to stay black & white and what you want to re-color.
Your next option will allow you to select from 4 different brushes which very in hard & soft edges, opaque & transparent. With the transparent brush you can partially desaturate parts of your image. The last option across the top allows you to Undo previous brush strokes you done, you have the ability to undo brush strokes all the way back to original image is reached.
Now across the bottom you have a Pan & Zoom option which you don’t really need because you can pinch, squeeze & spread your fingers on the screen as you do for all other app’s to zoom in etc. Now we come to the 2 main options “Color” and “Gray” with these option you can add color back in to a picture with the stroke of your finger tip across the area you want to re-color, If for what ever reason you mess up , change your mind about a colored area by clicking the “Gray” option and stroking your finger over the area you can re-gray an image. By tapping the screen a single time you will put picture in full screen, tapping again returns to work screen, Double tapping screen will switch you options between “Color” or “Gray” at the bottom.
In case I haven`t covered everything about this app remember the second option will give you basic instruction on how to operate app. All in all it is very easy to use & navigate, pretty simple. What I really liked about ColorSlash is the ability to re-color the areas you want to make it stand out with detail while the rest kind of reminds me of being lost in time. I am a total electronic’s nut I have several HD video Cameras, Canon Digital SLR 14 megapixel Camera, Underwater housing for all of them, Webcams, etc… And I honestly had as more fun with this Photography App as if I was working on photo’s in Photshop, using my finger to swipe across the screen as a paint brush is almost effortless. I give this app an A+ I really enjoyed it and highly recommend to all ages.
This app allows you to make photo collages from images on your iPhone that look similar to scrapbooking pages, only smaller. You can either use images you’ve taken using your iPhone or images you have synched to your iPhone from other sources.
Adding images to your collage is easy. All you have to do is select one from your camera roll of photo library. Then you can use the pinching gestures we’ve all come to love to shrink or enlarge the image. You can also rotate the image in whatever direction you’d like by twisting your fingers.
The program has some default shapes you can use to spruce up your collage. Currently they have summer and winter holidays (palm trees, suns, snowmen, candy canes, etc.) and feelings (hearts, tear drop roses, light bulbs, other items to add tone to your images). Once you’ve selected a piece of clip art, just touch the screen to put it where you’d like it to go. Tap the screen again to place more than one. Just be careful or your screen will quickly fill with dozens of candy canes before you realize.
Holding your finger down on the photo allows you to add effects to the photo, specifically borders and shadows. Holding your finger down on the background allows you to change the color to one of 24 defaults.
Once you’re done with your collage, you can save it to your image library and even email it to anyone in your contacts list. This was a fun app that did what was advertised. I would like to see more clip art to add to collages as well as more custom backgrounds, but it is definitely a great start.
When I first saw the name of this app, I thought it would take pictures in the pitch dark. What it actually does makes a lot more sense. As any photographer knows, if you take pictures at night it requires a longer shutter speed. Since you have to hold the camera still for a longer period of time than normal, which can be difficult to do, you often end up with shaky, blurred pictures.
What this app does is wait until the phone is completely still to snap your shot in the hopes that it will come out clear every time. Just launch the app, hold the phone still and it will take it automatically. (Don’t want to wait? You can also touch the camera button to snap your picture immediately, but that kind of defeats the purpose.) If you weren’t ready or you don’t like how it turns out, simply touch the retake photo button and try again. Happy? Touch use photo and get on with your day. The program will save it to your library for you.
It’s really an ingenious app if you think about it and it works pretty well. The photos I took with it came out with very minimal blurring. The only problem I had was the fact that it took a little too many pictures. I guess I have a pretty steady hand, because I ended up with about 20 pictures of my hand, the iPhone’s case, etc., before I had a chance to get that shot of the theater marquee. The app could also benefit from a “how to” or “help” section.
Camera bag is an app that lets you apply several different filters to the pictures you take with your iPhone’s camera. It’s like carrying around a bag of lenses without the neck, back and shoulder pain.
There are seven filter options to choose from. I will go over each one.
Helga makes your picture look like it’s an old movie still, blurring the edges and brightening the center of the shot, while Cinema crops your photo into a widescreen format for a more modern look.
Lolo again goes old-school, increasing the image’s contrast and making it grainy, like an old Polaroid, complete with the bright white, square-shaped frame. Ansel makes your photo black and white and gives it a white border, perfect for those dreamy nature shots.
Next there are the year applications, named for the era they represent. 1962 ratchets down the contrast and the brightness of the photo, similar to an image in the newspaper, while 1974 takes on more of a sepia tone, giving your pic a retro look.
Lastly, there is Infrared. It makes your image look like it could have been taken with a heat-seeking lens.
You don’t have to choose between the options. You can use view all of them on the same photo simply by moving your finger from side to side on the screen to see each format. Choose one or more to save or delete them all if you wish. If you’re usually proud of your work, you can set up autosave to keep all your images automatically.
I really enjoyed using this application, as did my friend who is a PhotoShop whiz. It’s great for any photography buff, no matter what his or her skill level.